Pine snake
Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine} ({Pinus australis}), the {red pine} ({Pinus resinosa}), and the great West Coast {sugar pine} ({Pinus Lambertiana}) are among the most valuable. The {Scotch pine} or {fir}, also called {Norway} or {Riga pine} ({Pinus sylvestris}), is the only British species. The {nut pine} is any pine tree, or species of pine, which bears large edible seeds. See {Pinon}. [1913 Webster] The spruces, firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other genera. [1913 Webster]

2. The wood of the pine tree. [1913 Webster]

3. A pineapple. [1913 Webster]

{Ground pine}. (Bot.) See under {Ground}.

{Norfolk Island pine} (Bot.), a beautiful coniferous tree, the {Araucaria excelsa}.

{Pine barren}, a tract of infertile land which is covered with pines. [Southern U.S.]

{Pine borer} (Zo["o]l.), any beetle whose larv[ae] bore into pine trees.

{Pine finch}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Pinefinch}, in the Vocabulary.

{Pine grosbeak} (Zo["o]l.), a large grosbeak ({Pinicola enucleator}), which inhabits the northern parts of both hemispheres. The adult male is more or less tinged with red.

{Pine lizard} (Zo["o]l.), a small, very active, mottled gray lizard ({Sceloporus undulatus}), native of the Middle States; -- called also {swift}, {brown scorpion}, and {alligator}.

{Pine marten}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European weasel ({Mustela martes}), called also {sweet marten}, and {yellow-breasted marten}. (b) The American sable. See {Sable}.

{Pine moth} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small tortricid moths of the genus {Retinia}, whose larv[ae] burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often doing great damage.

{Pine mouse} (Zo["o]l.), an American wild mouse ({Arvicola pinetorum}), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine forests.

{Pine needle} (Bot.), one of the slender needle-shaped leaves of a pine tree. See {Pinus}.

{Pine-needle wool}. See {Pine wool} (below).

{Pine oil}, an oil resembling turpentine, obtained from fir and pine trees, and used in making varnishes and colors.

{Pine snake} (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless North American snake ({Pituophis melanoleucus}). It is whitish, covered with brown blotches having black margins. Called also {bull snake}. The Western pine snake ({Pituophis Sayi}) is chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange.

{Pine tree} (Bot.), a tree of the genus {Pinus}; pine.

{Pine-tree money}, money coined in Massachusetts in the seventeenth century, and so called from its bearing a figure of a pine tree. The most noted variety is the {pine tree shilling}.

{Pine weevil} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of weevils whose larv[ae] bore in the wood of pine trees. Several species are known in both Europe and America, belonging to the genera {Pissodes}, {Hylobius}, etc.

{Pine wool}, a fiber obtained from pine needles by steaming them. It is prepared on a large scale in some of the Southern United States, and has many uses in the economic arts; -- called also {pine-needle wool}, and {pine-wood wool}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pine snake — may refer to:* Pituophis melanoleucus , a harmless colubrid found in North America. * Lampropeltis g. getula, a.k.a. the eastern kingsnake, a harmless colubrid found in the eastern United States …   Wikipedia

  • pine snake — ☆ pine snake n. regional var. of BULLSNAKE: term used along the E coast of the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • pine snake — noun any of several bull snakes of eastern and southeastern United States found chiefly in pine woods; now threatened • Hypernyms: ↑bull snake, ↑bull snake * * * noun : bull snake * * * any of several subspecies of bullsnake of the eastern and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pine snake — bullsnake ull snake , bull snake ull snake (b[oo^]l sn[=a]k ), n. any of several large harmless rodent eating North American burrowing snakes of the genus {Pituophis}. They include the {gopher snake} and {pine snake}. Syn: . [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pine snake — noun Date: 1791 a large constricting colubrid snake (Pituophis melanoleucus) that is typically white and black and occurs especially in coastal regions of eastern North America from New Jersey southward into Mexico compare bull snake …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pine snake — any of several subspecies of bullsnake of the eastern and southeastern U.S., chiefly in pine woods: now threatened. [1785 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Louisiana Pine Snake — Taxobox name = Pituophis ruthveni status = EN status system = iucn3.1 trend = down regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Colubridae genus = Pituophis species = P. ruthveni binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Pine — Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pine barren — Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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